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~Strawberry Love~

I love Strawberry chocolates and candies from Japan. What ever strawberry flavoring they use is so different than what is in our candy and it is so much better. The first time I had anything strawberry from Japan was when I was young and I got to try Strawberry Pocky, it was so good and reminded me of strawberry nesquik milk. Whenever I go to any of the Asian marketsI am always on the lookout for Strawberry chocolates, usually only finding the little appolon cone chocolates.

In april and may however is when there are strawberry fastivals around the  nation and the markets stock a vast array of Japanese strawberry themed treats from: chocolates, cookies, snack cakes, and hard or chewy candies. I always love going this time of year because it is the only time I really stock up on alot of treats.

Ember and I tried all the new candies this year together and had a fun time!

Check out last years post~


What is your favorite kind of candy? Let me know in the comments!




~Snack Time Heaven~

Two of these items are the best things ive eaten, so good!

First Impressions~Dagashi Kashi~

Dagashi Kashi is an anime series that is being simulcasted at the moment on Hulu and Crunchyroll that I know of. All together there will be 12 episodes so there is only one left to be released. Also there are a few mature aspects of the show so be warned.

The story revolves around a young man Kokonotsu, who wants to be a manga artist but his father wants him to take over the family business of running an old fashioned Dagashi shop. Dagashi are candy and snacks that are normally very cheap to buy, so perfect for young kids to get with allowance. Kokonotsu doesn’t have a great interest in Dagashi and soon a quirky girl Hotaru, crashes into his life wanting to recruit his father for her family’s large sweets corporation. To achieve this she must convince Kokonotsu of the wonders of Dagashi so he will take over the shop.

It is very interesting seeing all the candy and snacks in the show and hearing little facts and stories about each one. Watching this light hearted show  will make you want snacks for sure so be careful watching it on an empty stomach! The characters can be eccentric and silly but also each have their own personality which adds to the dynamic of the show.

Have you watched this series? What did you think of it? Are there any Dagashi would love to try? Let me know all about it in the comments!

~Ichigo Matsuri~

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Not too long ago I got to go to Memphis Tennessee with a friend to visit a large international market. While there I saw several Japanese Strawberry Festival stands that had strawberry flavored everything! Strawberry chocolates and cookies and chips galore! I love Meiji strawberry chocolates, so I was super happy with this find, my only problem was that I wanted to get everything. After some thought, I was able to pick out a handful of treats to try and share with my family.

The Japanese strawberry Oreo’s were super good and after seeing several of the Asian Oreo’s online I was excited to have found some at the market. It was a chocolate covered cookie stick that had pieces of real dried strawberries (or at least that is what it tasted like). A plus to this bag was that each little cookie comes individually wrapped which is always nice, so you don’t have to worry about any going stale.

The Meiji chocolate cookies were incredible, a great strawberry taste and altogether splendid cookie. This was most likely my favorite of all the things I got.

The Galbo Mini’s were pretty good but not my favorite, they were a harder chocolate covered in a strawberry coating and had an interesting crunch to them.

The Strawberry mochi (Ichigo daifuku) are one of my family’s favorite treat ever, we always look forward to the snack stand at the Anime Conventions we go to, so we can buy as many packages as we are able. The soft glutinous rice mocha covers a marshmallow and strawberry flavored jelly inside. They are chewy and just fantastic.

Lastly, the Furuta Chocolates were fairly good as well though in my opinion nothing special.

Have you ever had any of these? What did you think about them? Let me know in the comments!